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Balancing information needs : dilemmas in producing patient information leaflets. / Payne, Sheila.

In: Health Informatics Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 12.2002, p. 174-179.

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Payne, Sheila. / Balancing information needs : dilemmas in producing patient information leaflets. In: Health Informatics Journal. 2002 ; Vol. 8, No. 4. pp. 174-179.

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